Research from the University of Hawaii shows that most peoples annual weight gain occurs between October and February. But, if you research “Holiday Eating Tips” or similar search, there’s a bunch of really bad tips out there, trust me, I did it. So, after spending hours scouring the web, and discussing it with Dr. Kepo’o, here’s the EZ Wellness Club easy to follow, effective top 10 list of holiday eating tips designed to keep you healthy during the holidays!

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Ever heard of “Fulvic Acid?” Well, it could well be the best supplement you’ve never heard of. Tests confirm it contains over 70 trace minerals… and trace minerals, it turns out, are incredibly important to your body! It provides tons of benefits, including better hair and nail growth, and has an alkalizing effect, a critical aspect of wellness.

Clinical research shows it also has anti-viral and qualities. Learn about this “miracle” supplement from one of the worlds leading experts, Paul Benveniste, one of the fathers of Fulvic Acid as a dietary supplement.

4:00 Was initially introduced to Fulvic Acid as something that could help with AIDS.

5:05 Source matters.

6:00 The difference between trace minerals and regular minerals.

7:41 Our soil no longer has the trace or major minerals it used to have.

8:50 Fulvic acid is a delivery system. It’s tiny particle size helps it permeate the cell wall and bring in the trace minerals.

11:20 Description of the Fulvic Acid molecule. The importance of a negative electrical charge.

12:32 The only molecule that is capability of taking a positively charged mineral like iron, and chelate it. It cleans up heavy metals and toxins.

14:52 The benefits a person might expect from a Fulvic Acid product.

15:16 Hair and nails grow stronger and faster.

18:30 Where Fulvic Acid comes from. Ancient deposits of minerals that are very high in minerals.

20:15 On Shilajit, a tarry form of Fulvic Acid from the Himalayas and areas of Russia.

21:30 Most deposits have heavy metals in them, only 2 sources come from a fresh water source.

22:15 The truth about 70 trace minerals. The poison’s in the dose. The body actually needs a tiny amount of minerals, even those that sound bad like “aluminum.”

23:22 Paul had the product tested at an EPA lab to compare minerals in and minerals out. Although there is trace amounts of lead in Fulvic Acid, when tested the body expelled 4 times the lead than was taken in.

25:30 On Alkalinity and getting the body alkaline.

26:30 Fulvic acid is, by definition, a plant immune system. It’s the ultimate anti-oxidant.

29:00 The importance of a product at the right PH, without using acid to get the PH correct.

30:30 Fulvic acid for animals. Recommended for every animal. Milk cows fed fulvic acid don’t need antibiotics. Milk production goes up 7%, flatulation goes down 50-60%. Give them one drop per 7 pounds of body weight per day.

31:58. Best way to take it is sublingually (under the tongue.)

33:00 If you take Mimi’s Miracle Minerals with another liquid supplement, BOTH will absorb faster and better.

34:20 On Nano technology. The fulvic acid molecule may be the smallest molecule known to man. There are thousands of ion points with nothing attached. It will bind the other product to those ion points and take them into the system, so that 100% of the other supplement will be effective.

36:30 On anti-fungal and antibacterial and anti-viral claims. Cold sores for example. (herpes). The polyphenol test was off the charts when tested.

39:29 The interesting effect of Fulvic Acid when drinking alcohol. Creates a sobering effect within 15 minutes.

40:40 Who should be taking this? Is it the ultimate supplement? There is nothing like it, especially as people get older. The older you are, the more effective it will be.

41:45 Who would benefit the most? Somebody who is seeing their doctor and can’t get a good diagnosis, or their symptoms are not being aided by current treatments.

42:47 The importance of including Humates with the Fulvic acid. You increase the amount of trace minerals being delivered to the cells when you keep the Humic acid in.

45:20 What are the ways of getting Fulvic Acid

46:15 There are fulvic and humic acids in everything that is grown, but not near in large enough amounts. Supplementation is the best way to get it.

47:14 If it’s leached with acid it tastes sour, and that kills a lot of the molecules. . Look for one that doesn’t have a bad taste..”People are filling up their stomachs but they’re not filling up their cells.”

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009 Hara Hachi Bu

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Hara Hachi Bu is a simple but profound principle of health. This ONE CHANGE in your diet could make a huge difference, leading to weight loss, increased energy, better sleep, and many other benefits… all without counting calories or depriving yourself of anything!

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010 The Ultimate Green Smoothie

“You can change your life in 90 days.”
Art Williams

Nothing combines so many core element of health into one powerful, macro and micro nutrient dense wallop of wellness power like a green smoothie.

Here are some basic principles of health almost no nutritionist would disagree with, that are covered by starting your day with a green smoothie:

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The Power of Eating Slowly

Our Western world is obsessed with speed. Fast results. Fast solutions. Fast weight loss! Six pack abs in just six days!

We are rushing, rushing to the finish line—a finish line doesn’t really seem to exist. We’re working hard, always rushing, always trying to manage a packed schedule…

But this is making us sicker, over-stressed, burnt out, and unhealthy—especially when it comes to eating.

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You’ve probably heard that weight loss is 80% diet—and it’s true! No matter how much exercise you do, eventually eating poorly is going to catch up to you. That’s why it’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet containing high quality carbs, proteins, and fats.

And yet, there are so many fad diets out there leading to mass confusion. You’ve probably come across people who shun carbs and others who are terrified of eating fat. Others are obsessed with large amounts of protein. This can lead to a lot of confusion, so we’re here to set the record straight.

What’s the best Carb, Protein, Fat ratio? Well, that’s a loaded question and depends a lot on who you are. A small elderly woman will have different needs than a body building college age man. But here’s some great info on macro nutrients generally, and thoughts on the Carb, Protein, Fat ratio, and why you ought to get it right with EVERY MEAL.

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011 The Magic of Losing 5 Pounds

Have you hefted a 5 pound weight lately? It’s kind of hefty. You wouldn’t want to throw it in your purse or backpack and lug it around all day.

If you went for a run or a bike ride with it strapped to your back, you would be thrilled to rip it off and chuck it in the weeds somewhere along the way.

The challenge sometimes for dieters is that they don’t appreciate or respect losing a tiny amount, like 5 pounds. But is it so tiny? I don’t think so. It makes a difference. Every 5 pounds you can drop makes a difference.

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Do you know what it feels like to be 80% full? What about trying to stop eating at 80%?

For a lot of people, this concept, known as hara hachi bu, is completely new. In fact, many of us grew up in households where we were encouraged, or even forced, to stay at the table until we cleaned our plates at dinner.

But really, this practice might just be the secret “hack” to losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight… forever! It’s a handy little trick that has the power to change your relationship with food and your struggle with weight forever.

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In this post, we explore your inner health supplement geek, and break health supplements down into four basic types, in order to help you better analyze and decide on the supplementation strategy that works best for you.

Prior to publishing this post, I searched Amazon for the term “supplements,” and there was over 325,000 results! There are a TON of different types of supplements out there, and navigating the waters of which ones are best for you can be tricky. So, let’s start with categorization.

  1. Core supplements. These are those supplements that are the most crucial, and almost universally needed. For example, more than one country right now is addressing a Vitamin D deficiency in their population. England has a national program to get people to supplement with Vitamin D to address depression, and the United States authorities estimate that 70% of the population has a deficiency. So Vitamin D is likely one of the core supplements. I won’t list them all here, first I want to complete the categories.
  2. Functional supplements. These are those supplements that you don’t necessarily “need”, but that when you take them, they provide some benefit, such as improving your mood, giving you energy, focus, vitality etc. A healthy energy drink falls into this category.

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  1. Performance supplements. These would be pre-workout, intra-workout, and post-workout drinks. Things that help you perform at your best and get the most out of a workout or race etc.
  2. Age and gender specific supplements. These are those supplements that are only beneficial to men or women, or only apply at certain times of life. For example, a testosterone boosting supplement for men over 40, or hormone balancing for women going through menopause.

So there’s the four categories, as I see them. The challenge now becomes to develop a personal supplementation strategy, based on the criteria.

Now, not everybody believes you need any supplements at all. Imagine going to a doctor and asking if you should be taking any supplements. He laughs, knowingly, and says, “No! You just need a good healthy diet and you’ll get all the vitamins and minerals you need!”

You, savvy health enthusiast, respond something like this, “Great! But can you just do a blood test to check my vitamin D levels, minerals, triglycerides, and B complex? I would just like to know where I’m at.”

He, hesitantly, “Um, well sure! No problem! Sounds great (cough cough.)”

Now, where do you think those Vitamin D, triglycerides, and B complex and mineral test results might come in at? If you live in the US, there’s a 70% chance you are deficient in Vitamin D, to start with, and taking a D supplement would help you have more energy, and even feel happier.

The same is likely true on the other tests, and others we could point out.

And I’m not here to rip on your doctor, or any other health practitioner. But I will suggest that the only true expert on your body and your health is YOU. You can learn more about supplementation in a couple months of research than your doctor learned in all of medical school, for example. Don’t take my word for it, just ask him or her just how many classes they took on nutrition and supplementation. You may be shocked.

The idea is for you to start becoming your own expert, and find the latest in research and best practices to really create something that works for you. Understand you can SURVIVE without supplements. But if your goals is more than “survival,” and you are trying to achieve your optimum state of health and fitness, then a great supplement strategy will pour gas on the fire of your health diet and lifestyle.

Developing the right list for you may take some time, but is well worth it. Start by downloading our Supplementation Strategy Sheet here.

Next, review our post here, that will help you get started with some of those most important supplements that you can add to your list.

In the end, a good supplementation strategy doesn’t have to be expensive, or difficult, but once you get the recipe right it can help you feel and perform at your absolute best.

Fruits and vegetables are often lumped into the same nutritional camp. You’ll see them recommended together almost all the time. Even our Formula 7 principle of  “get 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day” does this. However, there’s a catch here: they’re not exactly equal, and it’s important to know why.

While fruits and veggies are both wonderful for our diets, they do different things in the body. Veggies definitely take the cake when it comes to nutrition and health… and that’s why you want to eat them both but focus on more veggies than fruits.

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